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Minsheu has "vale más páxaro en mano que bueitre volando," another one that has you worrying about its original meaning even before looking for a foreign cousin.

Peter Harvey

Thank you. A translation for those who don't have the necessary knowledge of old Spanish:
A bird in the hand is worth more than a flying vulture.



Surely every girls' school story when we were young ended with the heroine being commended thus; "Monica, you're a brick".

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